While there were no new world records tonight at the 2015 European Short Course Championships, there was still plenty of fast swimming. The Italians proved especially strong with wins in the men's 100 freestyle semi-final, the women's 200 freestyle final and the 4×50 mixed freestyle relay.   One of several Italian's who won tonight was Marco...

by Chiara Beghelli   We are still far from August 5, when the stadium of Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro will celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games. But for some companies, that date is near. Just ask Roberto Colletto, CEO of Piscine Castiglione.   The company, based in Castiglione delle Stiviere (Mantova), and specialized in the desi...

Pittsburgh native and former International Boxing Federation lightweight champion, Paul Spadafora, is anxious to get back in the ring again. He's looking to add a few more win totals and knockouts to his current record of 48-1-1 with 19 knockouts. After an outstanding amateur career that saw him win 75 of his 80 fights, Spadafora turned profession...

For all his achievements in Italian and European football, including three UEFA Cup titles, Dino Baggio still wonders what would have been had he accepted a proposed move to Major League Soccer when the league first launched in 1996.   "I was invited by a friend at the (New York/New Jersey) MetroStars but I was only 25 at the time," Baggio r...

Coming off stellar performances for Team Italy in both the 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classics, the love for Padres' outfielder Chris Denorfia overflows well beyond San Diego's Little Italy to the motherland where his paternal grandmother Michelina lived.

Preparing to end the pre-conference tournament season and begin Big 12 Conference play, Kansas will host a unique exhibition match against the U-23 Italian National Team, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., inside the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.   AROUND THE GYM· Family Night – Two Adult GA/Two Youth GA; Four Drinks, Two Popcorn: $30· Faculty Free...

Daniele De Rossi could leave Roma for New York City FC and the MLS, but only if he wins the Scudetto. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, De Rossi is considering his future and a surprise switch to Major League Soccer.   He recently bought a house in America and spends many of his vacations there. However, the midfielder would on...

By Richard Peterson   My wife, Anita, and I live in southern Illinois, about 10 miles from Herrin, a community with a rich Italian-American heritage. Its historical society recently asked me to give a talk on Italian-Americans in baseball history.   Once I began my research, I was surprised by the number of notable Italian-Americans w...

2013 Women's Italian OpenLoretta BatesBrianne CanovaJune 3, 2013 Information on The 22nd Women's Italian Open for 2013 The 22nd annual Women's Italian Open will be held at The Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Club on Monday, June 3rd, with an 8am shotgun start. Lunch immediately following golf, in the club house.

More than 30 members of Clark Unico joined the Clark Recreation Department in christening a newly installed bocce court on Sept. 26. The celebration included pizza, desserts and Italian music as guests learned the game and played against each other.   The court was donated by The Keith W. Dolan Memorial Fund and was installed by Steve Patern...